State Races Will Impact Health Care

Elizabeth Fassbender and Kristin Brackemyre

With the 2014 election results in, Republicans will soon occupy the governor’s mansion in 31 of the 50 states. Republicans won governor races in traditionally “blue” states such as Massachusetts, Maryland, and Illinois. Tom Corbett of Pennsylvania was the only Republican governor to be defeated.

In Vermont, incumbent Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) received the most votes, but not a majority of those cast, as required by state law. The predominantly Democratic General Assembly will determine the winner in January.

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